Gorgeous Gowns Fit For the Red Carpet!

What event will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California? The 86th Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars. This is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the feature film industry.

An evening of fashion’s finest. Men will be dressed for black tie events, women will be draped in gorgeous gowns of splendor. Haute couture evening wear by the biggest name designers in the fashion industry.

An evening gown is a long flowing women’s dress usually worn to a formal affair.

Red carpet ready!



Stunning gowns! Evening gowns are usually made of luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, velvet, satin, organza, etc. Silk is a popular fiber for many evening gowns.

Academy Awards Fun Fact: The awards ceremony was first televised in 1953 and is now seen live in more than 200 countries. The Oscars is also the oldest entertainment awards ceremony.

Gorgeous gowns fit for the red carpet!


The first Academy Awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The post Academy Awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for the night’s ceremony was $5.00.

Evening wear for women has its origins in the 15th century with the rise of the Burgundian court and its fashionable and fashion-conscious ruler Philip the Good. Wool was the most dominant fabric for dresses.

Step out in fabulous evening wear fashion. Walk a mile in style!


The only shoes appropriate for evening gowns: High heels! The higher heel, the more feminine, sexier the look. Mix of glam and sass.

Styles of Evening Gowns:

  1. Sheath – Fits the body tightly.
  2. Mermaid – The gown is shaped like a mermaid. Form fitted and draped around the ankles.
  3. A-Line – Bell shaped.
  4. Trumpet – Tight fitting, flared at the knees.
  5. Empire – The waistline comes up just below the bust, the skirt hangs straight and loose.
  6. Dropped Waist – The waistline is dropped below the actual waistline (hip area).
  7. Princess – Tight cut in single pieces, hangs in an unbroken line from the shoulder to the flared hem.

A gown for every fashion taste!




Evening Gown Fun Fact: Evening gowns can be distinguished from conventional or day dresses by two primary features: the cut, which tends to be couture and in line with the latest fashions, and the fabric, which tends to be a luxury material.

Award yourself with a to-die-for, exquisite evening gown! You’re worth it!


Glamorous from front to back!


Red carpet ready!

Camera ready!

Fashion ready!

Gorgeous gowns for gorgeous girls! Glorious!

Red carpet wow!


Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her passion for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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